Monday, May 23, 2016

The Genius

That's the title of a new poem published in issue 3 of the up-and-coming Mithila Review. This poem received a whole paragraph of review from Quick Sip Reviews by Charles Payseur. He understood my poem and intentions perfectly! How cool is that? Read the poem (or hear me read it on the Mithila site) and then read the review.

Monday, April 4, 2016

Alchemy in Bracken

My poem "I Asked the Alchemist" in the inaugural issue of Bracken, a journal about trees, magic, and other green things.

Monday, February 29, 2016

Poem in Silver Blade Magazine

"After the Circus Leaves" opens Issue #29 of the renowned Silver Blade Magazine. (Once in awhile, there are advantages to having a surname that starts with a B.) This one is about a conscientious scarecrow. Click the title of this post to enjoy!

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Monday, December 14, 2015


My award-winning chapbook, BICYCLE LOTUS, is now available from Left Fork on Amazon. The poems and flash essays (in the Japanese haibun tradition) are presented as a chronological narrative that explores the choices we make to embrace and reject the wild world as we struggle to find our place in it. The gorgeous cover was painted by Katherine West.

Guest Blog Post

Here's what I have to say about "Needle" and the writing of that poem on Crossroads, The Intima's blog.

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Turtle Island Quarterly

TIQ has published more of my poems than any other literary journal. The most recent is "Leaving the City Behind." What is your "love city?"

Friday, August 21, 2015

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

2015 Turtle Island Poetry Award

I won! I am over the lucky blue moon about this. My chapbook about place, wildness, ethics, beauty, and balance, BICYCLE LOTUS, will be published by FootHills Press around December. "I have never seen so much insight, understanding, passion, and fight packed into any chapbook before. This is what a chapbook should be all about--a precise and mind expanding voyage into a state of mind that could not be entered into through a longer work--and yet contains more than any work of similar size possibly could."--Jared Smith, Editor, Turtle Island Quarterly

Rust + Moth published "Blindsided"

Check out my poem about fathers, daughter, and living blindly.

Saturday, July 4, 2015

"Chess Therapy" in Anima

My poem "Chess Therapy" made it into the debut edition of the intelligent and well-produced Anima. Here's hoping Anima will stick around for many years providing food for thought.

"Candle Ritual" in Crannóg

I wish I could have been at the launch reading in Galway on June 26, but I'm still delighted to have my poem, "Candle Ritual," appear in Ireland's amazing Crannóg Magazine. It's on p.25 of Issue #39–the one with the beautiful owl on the cover.

Monday, May 4, 2015

The No Face

Hawaii's long-running journal Bamboo Ridge Issue #106, launched this week, includes my short story "The No Face" based on the Japanese folk tale of noppera-bou set in the 21st century. Oops! I posted too soon. Publication has been delayed, but #106 should be out in September. Stay tuned!